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Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Granted, there is a big difference between Iraq and Syria, but the same people who objected to Nancy Pelosi playing footsies with Syrian leader Assad ought to be objecting to Rudy Giuliani meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani...

The last I checked, Giuliani doesn't hold a position in the executive branch of the United States Government. He wasn't elected to any such position, he wasn't confirmed by the Senate to any such position, and he wasn't appointed by the President to any such position.

If it isn't right for Pelosi to meet with the leader of a foreign country, without the blessing and support of the Bush Administration, and pledge that if she had her way, to work towards implementing a foreign policy that differs from that of the Bush Administration, then it is wrong for Giuliani to meet with the leader of a foreign country without the blessing and support of the Bush Administration, and pledge that if he had his way, to work towards implementing a foreign policy that differs from that of the Bush Administration.

Now, of course, the Pelosi haters, along with those infatuated with Giuliani, will argue that the two are nothing alike, that Giuliani didn't really say anything that differs much from what Bush himself has said.

But that isn't the point. Pelosi's critics said, and justifiably so, that she was wrong to have even met with Assad, that only representatives and agents of the Administration ought to be doing so.

Well, unless I missed reading about Giuliani being deputized by Bush to act as his emissary, the same can be said about Giuliani...

So where is the criticism???